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Firefighters knock down 3 acre fire in Santa Ynez Valley

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Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department
Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a vegetation fire that broke out in the Santa Ynez Valley Thursday

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif. - Firefighters were able to quickly knock down a small brush fire in the Santa Ynez Valley Thursday.

Santa Barbara County Fire said the fire broke out around 12:45 p.m. near Ballard Canyon in the Solvang area.

Crews arrived on scene and found a 3 acre fire burning in light grass surrounded by vineyards.

Firefighters on the ground were able to put out the fire quickly with help from a Santa Barbara County helicopter.

The fire was held to three acres.

No structures were damaged or destroyed, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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